Matchmaker, matchmaker: News on Urijah Faber, Ronda Rousey, Matt Mitrione and more

Posted on May 12th, 2012 by Rich in Martial Arts Resources

Here’s the latest fights to be made, just for you:

— Erik Koch and UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo put on their best Member’s Only jackets and headed to the mountains to officially announce their bout at UFC 149 in Calgary.

— After UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and pulled out of their July 7 bout, Urijah Faber will still fight at UFC 148. His opponent is still to be determined, and interim title belt will be on the line.

— Ronda Rousey has a date for her first championship defense, kinda. She will fight Sarah Kauffman in August, but an exact date and location has not yet been announced.

— In what is already my favorite match-up of the summer, Siyar Bahadurzada is stepping in to face Thiago Alves at UFC 149. Yoshihiro Akiyama had to pull out of the bout with Alves after an undisclosed injury.

— Days after UFC on Fox 3, heavyweight bouts were added to UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles. Matt Mitrione will fight Rob Broughton and Oli Thompson will fight Phil De Fries.

Care to make predictions on any of these bouts? Go for it in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.


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